The Best Episodes of Expedition Unknown
Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018
Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane. Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions.
#1 - Search for the Afterlife: Heaven and Hell and Beyond
Season 6 - Episode 1
Seeking evidence of the afterlife, Josh Gates enters an ancient Roman "Gate to Hell" that still claims victims. In New York, a medical doctor shows how consciousness survives death. In California, a medium shocks Josh with a message from beyond.
#3 - Search for the Afterlife: Crossing Over the Edge
Season 6 - Episode 4
A shaman in the Amazon takes Josh on an ayahuasca trip to the brink of the Afterlife. A team of investigators lead Josh into one of the world's most haunted places.
#4 - Search for the Afterlife: Death and Beyond
Season 6 - Episode 2
Josh talks with Dr. Deepak Chopra about reincarnation, explores a path to Islamic paradise, and faces a man possessed by an evil spirit.
#5 - Great Women of Ancient Egypt
Season 4 - Episode 7
Josh Gates strives to uncover the buried secrets of three of the most powerful and elusive women in ancient Egypt -- Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra; a facial reconstruction project is commissioned to reveal the face of King Tut's mother.
#6 - Pyramid of Legends aka Legend of the Snake King (1)
Season 5 - Episode 1
Archaeologist Dr. Richard Hansen joins Josh and his team to venture deep into the Guatemalan rainforest to find the hidden tombs of the mysterious Snake Kings in the ancient Mayan city of El Mirador.
#7 - Lost City of El Mirador aka Legend of the Snake King (2)
Season 5 - Episode 2
Josh concludes his investigation into the mysterious Maya city of El Mirador, from the possible burial of the elusive Snake Kings to uncovering the secrets behind the fall of one of history's greatest ancient cities.
#9 - Search for the Afterlife: Edge of Existence
Season 6 - Episode 3
From ancient tombs to the latest bio-technology, humans have always been obsessed with cheating death.Josh visits a tribe in Indonesia where people live with mummies, and a cryonics lab in Russia at the cutting edge of freezing humans for the future.
#10 - Lost Spanish Fortune, Found!
Season 3 - Episode 17
Josh Gates travels down to the coast of Florida and to the recently opened Cuba in search of a sunken treasure from a fleet of Spanish ships that were sunk in 1715; the hunt takes in deep into the Atlantic and the National Archives of Cuba.
#12 - Finding Fenn's Fortune
Season 2 - Episode 6
Josh joins a treasure hunt searching for a $2,000,000 treasure planted in the modern day. He attempts to decode the clues of the treasure's location by following a cryptic poem, leading him deep into the harsh Rocky Mountains.
#13 - Viking Secrets
Season 4 - Episode 1
From Denmark and Iceland to the United States and Canada, Josh Gates treads into Viking territory in an effort to unlock answers to their most enduring secrets, including how they attained and sustained their power and how far they really traveled.
#14 - The Secret
Season 4 - Episode 4
Josh travels all over the US to find the treasures featured in The Secret, a cryptic book published in the 1980s. He meets with members of the book's cult following, who each think they're on the verge of finding one of the 10 remaining treasures.
#15 - Lost Samurai Sword of Destiny
Season 1 - Episode 11
Josh searches through various ancient shrines in Japan looking for the mystical Honjo Masamune sword. During his travels, Josh learns the ways of the samurai and is educated on how to forge his own sword.
#16 - Vikings In America
Season 4 - Episode 2
Josh traces the Vikings' westward expansion from the volcanic landscape of Iceland to a mysterious settlement in Greenland; he aims to find out if the Vikings landed in the United States more than 500 years before any other Europeans.
#18 - Lost Gold of Jean Lafitte
Season 5 - Episode 4
Josh ventures to the American south to uncover the mystery of real-life buccaneer Jean Laffite and the location of his hidden treasure.
#19 - India's Atlantis
Season 3 - Episode 16
Josh travels to India in search of Dwarka, a mythical kingdom swallowed by the ocean. To find evidence that the golden city is real, Josh dives into the Arabian Sea and visits a dig site that could rewrite history.
#20 - Solved: Mystery of the Lost Ruby Slippers
Season 5 - Episode 7
In an extended episode with new footage, Profiles in History CEO Joe Maddalena and Josh Gates assist in the recovery of stolen ruby slippers from the movie, "The Wizard of Oz." Investigators have been searching for them ever since they were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005.
#21 - Nazi Gold Train
Season 2 - Episode 19
Josh Gates travels to Europe to expose the last secrets of the Nazi empire. He searches for a buried train filled with stolen gold, explores the tunnels of the notorious Project Riese and hunts for a lost fortune at the bottom of a lake.
#22 - Lasseter's Gold
Season 3 - Episode 8
Josh Gates sets off deep into the Australian Outback, following the footsteps of legendary explorer Harold Lasseter, who claims to have found a vast field of gold.
#23 - Hitler's Atomic Secrets
Season 2 - Episode 20
Josh Gates travels to Austria to expose the secrets of the Third Reich. During his expedition he dives into an Alpine lake to locate a lost fortune and goes underground to search for a top secret Nazi nuclear laboratory.
#25 - The Lost Colony of Roanoke
Season 3 - Episode 4
Josh Gates joins leading archeologists as they investigate America's first missing-persons case, The Lost Colony of Roanoke. Following newly discovered clues, he'll reach new heights as he digs for answers to this over 400-year-old mystery.